Market Watch – Baton Rouge, LA: Parent Investors Driving Force in College Markets



Crawfish, jazz, LSU Fighting Tigers, Cajun cuisine, and yes, even voodoo may come to mind when someone mentions the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but perhaps the term “parent investor” doesn’t. Maybe it should. College housing costs are high and getting even higher. According to the College Board, fees for room and board during the […]

Cash Remains King in Weak Market



Cash buyers are taking advantage of prices, and are betting that they cannot go much lower; last month they accounted for 30% of all existing home sales, up from 25% in May 2010.   Just two years ago all-cash buyers accounted for just 12% of sales, but now many are being enticed by the prospect […]

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